In May, graduating high school seniors were each awarded a $1,300 scholarship by the Arlington Heights Council of PTA's. These hard working, deserving students were chosen from a pool of over 50 applicants.
This year's recipients are: Alex Baratta and Lauren Nagle from John Hersey High School; Carolyn Brumm, Carolyn DeSalvo, Katelyn Kiner, Kevin McNally and Nicholas Schwingbeck from Prospect High School; Lisa Dieckman, Madeline Hume, Noreen Jay and Rachel Mickey from Rolling Meadows High School; Annie Dunn from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Springs, Md.; and Caylee Mahon from Buffalo Grove High School.
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To be considered for this scholarship, a graduating high school senior must have attended an Arlington Heights School District 25 school for at least three years, maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 5.0 scale and plan to attend a postsecondary school as a full-time or part-time student.
The criteria set by the scholarship committee endeavors to recognize personal achievement.
Applications are reviewed with complete anonymity by a panel of PTA scholarship chairmen, principals and administrators from all Arlington Heights School District 25 schools. Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of efforts in the classroom, school and community involvement, work experience (paid or volunteer) and motivation.
The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Program has awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarships since it began in 1973. The money awarded comes from the efforts of PTA and the entire community, including pledges, memorial donations and the purchase of recognition certificates by local PTA units in Arlington Heights School District 25. This year PTA collaborated with the ABC/25 Foundation to copresent the Just Move It Challenge. PTA Council's share of the net proceeds from the event was used toward funding the PTA Scholarship Fund.
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